ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian on Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show last weekend (June 22-24) that the band would like to release another album next year.
Asked about the band’s future plans, Ian responded:
It just continues. We get a break in August. After Mayhem, we’re taking a month off and then we’re going to tour the states and Canada again in September/October. We’re doing a third leg of the Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel tour because we did two legs already and it’s going so good and there’s literally demands to come out and do more. November/December we go to Europe — Motörhead, Anthrax and there’s an opening band on that; that’s for a month in Europe. Then we close out the year on the Rockstar Mayhem Cruise down in Florida and The Bahamas in December and that’s us, Lamb of God, Machine Head and a whole bunch of other bands which I look at as a really great way to cap the year off. We’ve never done anything like it and we’ve been with Machine Head and Lamb of God quite a bit over in Europe playing festivals, so we’re all really excited and we’re actually trying to plan some crazy stuff for that because none of us have ever done anything like it. Our plan for 2013 is to start writing as well as continue playing shows here and there. We haven’t been to Australia yet, so we intend on getting down there hopefully in February and then maybe playing one-offs and festivals here and there, but we’re going to try and focus on the next record just so we cannot go eight years again between albums. [laughs] We would really like to have a new Anthrax record two years from the date of “Worship Music” coming out.
You can listen to the interview at this location.